He stole me away in the middle of the night.
A windowless cell with a floor of stone became my new home.
His many victims became my temporary friends.
He took and he took until I had nothing left to entertain him with.
And then I was abandoned and left to die, just like all the other girls.
He has no idea I’m alive.
He doesn’t know he woke the devil inside me.
When I find him, nothing in the world will be strong enough to save his tar black soul.
18+ Reader discretion is highly advised!
So, I am trying put into words my feelings after reading Depredation and honestly, I am not sure what to even say. It’s not a secret that I am a huge fan of darker romances, they tend to call to that dark piece if my soul as my husband would call it. Depredation though, I thought would go one way but went a complete opposite and I don’t know if it worked for me, I don’t know if I could even really call it dark more disturbing may be the correct description for this one. This is a novella, so a lot is packed into a short length and I think for me this may have been part of the issue. I think this needed to be longer, to really get into the depth that I think the author was trying for. The way it ends as well, leaves us, or me for that matter like this is how it is ended? There just wasn’t a sense of closure and I don’t know if the author plans to write more to give closure, but I think without it, a lot will feel like I am, like I am missing something.
She has a penchant for writing about villainous immoral men, crazed anti-heroines, and tends to deviate away from traditional HEAs. She likes chocolate, Netflix, and Prickly Pear Margaritas. When she isn't writing she's hanging out in the sunshine state with her husband, their three boys, and her pitbull named Lulu. You can find Natalie on Social Media! Natalie Bennett is your average socially awkward author that turns her spontaneous head ramblings into stories.